The MVP Program uses male and female former professional, Olympic, and collegiate athletes to conduct gender violence prevention trainings for a wide variety of high school, college, and adult groups. The racially-diverse MVP staff provides both mixed gender and single gender sessions. Both interactive sessions consist of awareness-raising activities and scenarios that utilize the program’s key teaching tool, the MVP Playbook.
The MVP Playbook
The MVP Playbook consists of a series of real-life school and social scenarios ranging from sexual harassment to a potential rape involving alcohol. During interactive sessions, the MVP staff uses the Playbook to spark discussions that convey concrete options for non-abusive men and empowered women to interrupt, confront, and prevent violence by their friends, peers, or teammates. By focusing on bystander behavior, MVP reduces the defensiveness and hopelessness that many men and women often feel when discussing men’s violence against women. Program participants develop leadership skills and learn to mentor and educate younger boys and girls on these issues. MVP aims to construct a new vision of a society that does not equate strength in men with dominance over women.
Options for bringing Project Teamwork to your organization
Awareness Raising Session: This gender violence prevention training provides participants with a basis understanding of cultural competency. One and a half hours, 25 participant maximum.
Train-the-Trainer Institutes: MVP Institutes are three-day interactive trainings designed for adults and adult educators who would like to become certified in gender violence prevention and anti-bullying curriculum. 25 participant maximum.